In 1986, Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene and then Board Member Joan Weill conceived the Power Lunch for Women as a spoof on the concept of the power breakfast. Over the years, this invitation-only event has taken a permanent slot in the appointment books of New York City’s leading women in business, art, politics, and entertainment.

This year, the pandemic prevents us from gathering in person, but rest assured, we still plan to come together in support of our mission. Stay tuned for more information about our virtual event this November, which will feature a variety of former Power Lunch emcees, performers, and talented friends of Citymeals. More details coming soon.

Power Lunch

In 2019, we celebrated the 33nd Annual Power Lunch for Women by honoring long-time supporters Thelma Golden, Grace, Chloe and Wendi Murdoch, and Board Member David Rockwell & Rockwell Group. The event raised more than $1.2 million to fund the preparation and delivery of over 150,000 meals for our homebound elderly neighbors.

Power Lunch for Women

See highlights from last year's event. 

Check out event photos.